Body conformation in Great Danes with and without clinical signs of cervical spondylomyelopathy. The Veterinary Journal (2015)
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It has been suggested that a combination of large head and long neck cause abnormal forces on the cer-vical vertebral column and are involved in the pathogenesis of cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM) inGreat Danes. The aim of this study was to compare the body conformation of 15 clinically normal and15 CSM-affected Great Danes. There were no statistically significant differences between clinically normaland CSM-affected Great Danes in any body measurements. There were no significant associations betweenbody conformation and the severity of neurological signs or cervical vertebral body dimensions deter-mined by magnetic resonance imaging in CSM-affected Great Danes.